January 27, 2014

"Big Dick" A Kinder, Gentler Magazine Subscription Incentive

It is rightly said that subscriptions to magazines are falling off to a disastrous extent. Most blame the internet. But isn't it also possible that magazine publishers simply don't know how to motivate boys to sell subscriptions any more? I mean with an offer like this what boy could resist?

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Every boy has heard of the big rapid fire machine guns. “Big Dick” is modeled as closely as a toy can be after its big brother at the front. It shoots with remarkable accuracy. After a little practice you will be able to hit any object you wish as a considerable distance. It is a powerful yet harmless gun. It shoots thrity-six bullet-shaped wooden slugs as fast as you can turn the crank.

“Big Dick” is 23 inches long, 9 inches high, and made of iron, with a strong wooden barrel. This is the largest, finest made, and strongest toy gun we have ever seen.

“Big Dick” is a gun that will be enjoyed both indoors and out. It will be a great gun to use behind a sand or dirt fort. Extra shots can be purchased at any time.

HOW TO GET “BIG DICK” FREE

“Big Dick” will be given to any boy sending six new yearly subscriptions to LITTLE FOLKS at $1.50 each. Will be sold alone for $3.50. Sent express collect.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 27, 2014 11:42 AM
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I'd love to stumble across one of those things at an estate or garage sale. I'd give it to my granddaughter.

Posted by: John Venlet at January 27, 2014 1:41 PM

I am 47 years old, and I would have liked to have that as a kid - and now. Talk about fun!

The waterballoon slingshot I had in college would have made the perfect complement to a squad assault with this gun!

Posted by: Mikey NTH at January 27, 2014 8:01 PM

I got Big Dick for free. From my father's side.

Posted by: Hugh G Rection at January 27, 2014 8:11 PM

Did anyone else have the Johnny Eagle Lieutenant when they were a kid? It was a sort of two thirds scale M-14 plastic toy which fired caps and little plastic bullets from spring loaded plastic cartridge cases. Like the Big Dick, it was an artifact of pre-Collapse America.

Posted by: Mike James at January 27, 2014 11:00 PM

I got a Mattel Snub-nosed 38 revolver for Christmas when I was five ('56), with 'Greenie Stick-em' Caps' to place on the flat ends of the plastic bullets, so they would produce a satisfying 'bang' whenever I pulled the trigger. No little red thing in the barrel.

Every girl should own one. (Yes, I fanned it.)

http://tinyurl.com/oz7tqlf

Posted by: ahem at January 28, 2014 5:53 AM

I got a Mattel Snub-nosed 38 revolver for Christmas when I was five ('56), with 'Greenie Stick-em' Caps' to place on the flat ends of the plastic bullets, so they would produce a satisfying 'bang' whenever I pulled the trigger. No little red thing in the barrel.

Every girl should own one. (Yes, I fanned it.)

http://tinyurl.com/oz7tqlf

Posted by: ahem at January 28, 2014 5:55 AM

Big Dick? I get 45 offers a day in my spam folder wanting to sell me that...

Posted by: Grumpus at January 28, 2014 6:08 PM
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